Tony Ortega Reports on Scientology
Tony Ortega has been providing exceptional coverage of Scientology, including a long series of coverage at the Village Voice. His current site provides a regular roundup of Scientology news, including lawsuits (especially the long list of Narconon lawsuits), former Scientology executives like Marty Rathbun and Debbie Cook, families torn apart by Scientology's disconnection policy, Scientology harassment of critics, journalists, and former members, and of course info on Tom Cruise and other Scientology celebrities. Tony Ortega's archived Village Voice articles are also well worth a read.
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The Human Face of Scientology
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Recent Scientology News
March 14, 2014: The Church of Scientology pressured Sara Goldberg for months to kick her son out of her life. She wouldn't do it. So the church put her on trial one night in a Scientology building in Clearwater. It was scary. Goldberg cried. She had been a devoted Scientologist for 36 years. Now her church was accusing her of committing a crime against Scientology — not "disconnecting'' from her renegade son.
November 17, 2013: Actors Tom Cruise, John Travolta and Kelly Preston joined a smaller than expected crowd of Scientologists on Sunday to dedicate what the church calls its most important project ever, its massive Flag Building. Church leader David Miscavige presided in a ceremony that lasted just eight minutes and was marked by a burst of confetti that rained down like golden tickets. His remarks couldn't be understood outside the church's perimeter.
September 18, 2008: Some parents are upset with a study method introduced by a Montessori school in northwest Toronto, which they say has its roots in the Church of Scientology. Parents said the owner of the Bambolino Montessori Academy, a private school, told parents last week that it was introducing a new learning method called applied scholastics. Parents weren't given a choice when the dean told them they'd be implementing the study technique.
September 9, 2008: On September 4 and 5, at least 4,000 anti-Scientology videos were removed from the video sharing website, YouTube. The videos removed were done so by a single Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) notice by an alleged 'rights group' called the American Rights Counsel LLC, which Wikinews has confirmed does not exist beyond the scope of those requests.
The Scientology Lies Site
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